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Trini Lopez

Biography

Mexican-American singer whose initial big hit was “EASILY Had a Hammer.” He in addition has worked being a songwriter, penning tracks for Volk Information, amongst others. He performed in clubs possessed by Jack port Ruby. Being a Chicano American vocalist, he designed two guitars for Gibson. He dated Sandra Giles in 1963 until he started a romantic relationship with Joey Heatherton in 1966; then dated Susan Denberg in 1967. He utilized a style of guitar created by the same one who designed Noel Gallagher’s electric guitar.

Quick Facts


Full Name Trini Lopez
Date Of Birth May 15, 1937
Place Of Birth Texas
Profession World Music Singer
Nationality American
Parents Trinidad Lopez II, Petra Gonzalez
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, NME Award for World Male Singer, NME Award for World Musical Personality
Movies The Reluctant Heroes, The Dirty Dozen, The Poppy Is Also a Flower, Marriage on the Rocks, Social Suicide, Antonio
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1 Inducted into the Las Vegas Casino Legends Hall of Fame [April 2002]
2 Mexican-American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and musician whose folk-styled hits included "If I Had a Hammer", "Michael" and "Lemon Tree".
3 His first big break came from Frank Sinatra, who recognized his talent and signed him to an eight-year-old contract with his label - Reprise Records.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ray Donovan 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctors 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I'm Not There. 2007 performer: "If I Had a Hammer The Hammer Song" - as Trini Lopez
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Apollo 13 1995 performer: "Lemon Tree" - as Trini Lopez
Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Tohuwabohu 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Querida Concha 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 arranger: "Cielito Lindo" - as Trini Lopez / performer: "Cielito Lindo" - as Trini Lopez
There Was a Crooked Man... 1970 performer: "There Was A Crooked Man..."
The Poppy Is Also a Flower 1966 performer: "Lemon Tree", "La Bamba"
Made in Paris 1966 performer: "Made in Paris" - as Trini Lopez
Hullabaloo 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marriage on the Rocks 1965 performer: "There Was a Sinner Man" / writer: "There Was a Sinner Man"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 TV Series Julio Ramirez
Antonio 1973 Antonio Contreras
Adam-12 1971-1972 TV Series Steve Hernandez / Father Xavier Rojas
The Reluctant Heroes 1971 TV Movie Pvt. Sam Rivera
The Phynx 1970 Trini López (as Trini Lopez)
The Dirty Dozen 1967 Pedro Jiminez (as Trini Lopez)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Antonio 1973 music supervisor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Antonio 1973 executive producer - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest Ever War Films 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself / Private Jiminez (as Trini Lopez)
Andre Rieu: Welcome to My World 2013 TV Series Himself
Les années bonheur 2013 TV Series Himself
Trini Lopez Presents Latin Music Legends 2009 TV Movie Herself
American High School 2009 Video Himself
Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Musik liegt in der Luft 1998 TV Series Himself
Refrescante 95 1995 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Prima Donnas 1995 Himself
Querida Concha 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Musikladen 1981 TV Series Himself
A Gift of Music 1981 TV Special Himself
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1978 TV Series Himself - Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Sha Na Na 1978 TV Series Herself
Celebration: The American Spirit 1976 TV Movie Himself
45 1975 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1970-1974 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
Stand Up and Cheer 1972-1974 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1972-1974 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1971-1972 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1963-1970 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Performer
The Dick Cavett Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Playboy After Dark 1970 TV Series Singer
The Carol Burnett Show 1968-1970 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself
Le palmarès des chansons 1966-1968 TV Series Himself
The Song Is You 1968 TV Movie Himself
Operation Dirty Dozen 1967 Short documentary Himself
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Celebrity
Spotlight 1967 TV Series Himself
The London Palladium Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1966-1967 TV Series Himself
Gypsy 1967 TV Series Himself
The Jack Benny Hour 1966 TV Special Himself
Hippodrome 1966 TV Series Himself - Host
Juke Box Jury 1966 TV Series Himself - Panellist
The Poppy Is Also a Flower 1966 Himself (as Trini Lopez)
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1966 TV Series Himself
Hullabaloo 1965-1966 TV Series Himself - Host
Marriage on the Rocks 1965 Himself
What's My Line? 1965 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964-1965 TV Series Singer / Himself - Singer
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Bob Hope Show 1964 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special 1964 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Party 1963 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: A '60s Pop Flashback - Hullabaloo 2013 TV Movie Himself
My Music: John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind 2010 TV Movie Himself
World Tour 1966: The Home Movies 2003 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin 2000 TV Movie documentary Pedro Jiminez
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

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